Elon Musk: Tesla strikes nine percent of the posts

The Elektroautobauer wants to terminate more than 3,000 employees, announced Tesla boss Elon Musk. This is how the company is to be made profitable.

Elon Musk: Tesla strikes nine percent of the posts

The Elektroautobauer Tesla wants to reduce his workforce for economic reasons. "We have to make a difficult decision and let about nine percent of our colleagues go," wrote Tesla chief Elon Musk in an e-mail to his staff. At end of 2017 Tesla had about 37,500 full-time employees, according to his own data, job cuts are should refore meet more than 3,000 employees.

The redundancies are intended to reduce costs in order to get closer to goal of profitability, Musk wrote furr. But he's not alone in money. "Since Tesla has not yet made an annual profit in nearly 15 years of its existence, our motivation is obviously not profit."

In recent years, it has come to construction of some of more redundant and sometimes twice-occupied positions, Musk shared. In addition, job cuts are will not affect production sites, so production of Model 3 electric car will not be furr burdened.

Furr manufacturing problems with Model 3

Tesla had high hopes for Model 3: With a price of 35,000 US dollars, it should come from niche to a wider market. More than 400,000 reservations were received, but Tesla has had problems to work on this since official start of production in summer of 2017. Production is already half a year behind its original schedule and wants to reach brand of 5,000 vehicles per week now by end of June. Lastly, according to Musk, weekly production rate was about 3,500 pieces per week – but Tesla already has 400,000 orders for car.

Difficult, but necessary Tesla reorg underway. My email to company has already leaked to media. Here it is unfiltered: pic.twitter.com/4LToWoxScx

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 12, 2018

Already in mid-May, Musk had announced in a memo to employees a restructuring of company. This is primarily intended to cut down areas that are not critical to success of Tesla. Shortly before, it had become known that Tesla's production manager is taking a time-out and anor management has switched to competition.

Date Of Update: 13 June 2018, 12:02

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